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February 3, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Man killed in incident identified

State police were continuing to investigate an accident Thursday that claimed the life of a Dunbar Township man in front of Garry’s Auto Sales.  Authorities identified the victim as Brian Keith Lind, 26.  More...

News

Israeli leader vows new West Bank Settlement

AMONA, West Bank (AP) — Israel’s prime minister vowed Thursday to establish the first new West Bank settlement in over two decades “as soon as possible,” promising to make up for the court-ordered demolition of an illegal sett More...

Dylann Roof’s mental state revealed in court records

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Native American Interpretive Center opens

The Fayette County Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with the Fayette County Cultural Trust, came to the Connellsville Canteen Thursday to celebrate the opening of the Laurel Highlands Native American Interpretive Center adjoining the Canteen on We More...

Opinion

Pa. Bar Association issues statement on immigration

HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania Bar Association President Sara A. More...

Put unemployment center workers back on the job

(Washington Observer-Reporter) A number of Pennsylvanians who have dealt with unemployment compensation service centers complained about long wait times and busy signals before Dec. 19. More...

New mountain bike trail benefits everyone

You don’t have to read this column many times to discern my mantra: Get outdoors. Experience what the Alleghenies have to offer. More...

Sports

West Greene knocks off Geibel

Fast starts and strong finishes have been key components in the success of the West Greene girls basketball team this season. More...

Falcons win on the ice and on the hardwood

Molly Bauer scored 10 points to lead the Connellsville girls basketball team to a 41-25 victory over host Greensburg Salem in a Section 3-AAAAA game on Thursday. Megan Kallock led all scorers with 16 points for the Golden Lions (8-11, 6-5). More...

Panthers name Shawn Watson new offensive coordinator

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh is turning to Shawn Watson to take over an offense that thrived last season under Matt Canada.  More...

Wolf touts 700,000 enrolled in Medicaid expansion plan

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf announced Thursday that over 700,000 Pennsylvanians have enrolled in HealthChoices, Pennsylvania’s mandatory managed care Medicaid program, since expansion occurred two years ago.  More...

Pa. groundhog’s handlers: Phil predicts more winter

PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. (AP) — The handlers of Pennsylvania’s most famous groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, said the furry rodent has “predicted” six more weeks of winter after seeing his shadow at dawn Thursday.  More...

Obituaries

Darlene J. Fisher

Scottdale

Darlene Joy (Livingston) Fisher, 55, of Scottdale (formerly of Dawson), passed away Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017, with her loving family at her side.  Darlene was born Sept. 11, 1961, in Connellsville, a daughter of the late Harry Livingston Sr. More...

Darla Geisler

Greensburg

Darla Geisler, 48, of Greensburg, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017, in Westmoreland Manor, Greensburg.  She was born Sept. 15, 1968.  More...

Darryl S. Gore

South Carolina

Darryl Snyder Gore, 75, of West Columbia, S.C., formerly of Connellsville, passed away Monday, Jan. 30, 2017, in the Cedar Retirement Center, West Columbia, S.C.  He was born April 27, 1941, in Connellsville, a son of the late Harold W. More...

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On This Date

In 1690, the Massachusetts Colony printed the first American paper currency.  In 1870, the 15th Amendment was ratified, prohibiting state and federal governments from denying the right to vote based on race or color.   More...

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Bible Digest

“So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.” (Romans 14:12 AKJV)  Every one means every one. Think it over.   More...

Fay-West Calendar

Information sessions offered Penn State Fayette, the Eberly Campus will introduce Back2College Information Sessions from 6-7 p.m. Feb. 8 and 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. Feb. 20 in Room 114 of the Eberly Building. More...

Springfield Township Elementary announces honor roll students

The following students have been named to the principal’s list/honor roll for the second nine-week grading period at Springfield Township Elementary.  GRADE 1  PRINCIPAL’S AWARD   More...

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